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Mt. Palaypalay Mataas na Gulod National Park

green1Mt. Palay-palay is a 2,800 hectare National Park. Mts. Palaypalay/mataas na gulod National Park is very near Metro Manila and the CALABARZON thus, the area could be a recipient of population overspill from the Metropolis and nearby provinces. Its vicinity posts a threat to the Park’s ecological balance. These consist of resource extractive activities such as cattle grazing, upland farming, charcoal making, collection of minor forest products and illegal cutting of trees especially in the 1960’s.

Mt. Kanlaon Buffer Zone

green2Located in the central highlands of Negros, this mountain is home to various species of ferns, lichens, and orchids. It is also inhabited by numerous species of tropical birds. Among them are hundred endemic species of bleeding heart pigeons and the nearing to extinction, category of a Natural Park through Presidental Proclamation No. 1005 on may 8, 1997. It forms part of the Western Visayas Biogeographic Zone and is an important are for biodiversity conservation.

San Pablo City Water District (SPCWD)

green3a government owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) that is self-liquidating and autonomous from the local government, has been providing piped water service to the city since 1974. San Pablo City Water District has been the recipient of the following award: The most Efficient Management Control Practices, 2nd Highest Operational Performance, Highest Collection Efficiency and Most Outstanding Veteran Water District

Calatagan Mangrove Batangas City

green4A large sea bay with intertidal flats and mangrove forest (Balayan Bay), adjacent areas of fish and shrimp ponds, and the coastal wetlands of the Calatagan Peninsula to the west, are including Pagapas Bay. In Balayan Bay and the adjacent smaller Pagapas Bay, 900 meters. Approximately 50% of the original mangrove forest has been cleared for the construction of fish and shrimp ponds. The west coast of outer edge of the reef is characterized by an intensive coral growth which is usually exposed at low tide. The reef flats are sandy with an abundant growth of sea grasses, and the inner reef near the lagoon is sandy and rocky.

Salikneta Farm (formerly known as Saliksik-Araneta)

It is located in some part of Luzon, in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. It is find one of the examples of agricultural land rich in different kinds of plants and animals that are well taken care of. Its total land are is 64 hectares of farm land owned by Gregorio Araneta University Foundation ( now known as De La Salle Araneta University). The wide farmland is used for forestry and agricultural operations for student training purposes.


Riparian Areas of Indang, Cavite

Indang is an upland town situated in the province of Cavite, Region 4, Philippines (14° 11′ 43″ North, 120° 52′ 37″ East). It consists of 36 barangays and is characterized by gently sloping or rolling terrain and the land elevation ranges from 230 to 380 meters above sea level. Along the easements of rivers and streams are found an abundant population of Kaong (Arenga pinnata Wurmb. Merr). Kaong groves serve as habitat for the diminishing populations of cloud rat, musang and alamid. Industrialization and settlement in the recent years caused significant decline in the population of this species. Thus, kaong planting aims to expand the plant population in Indang and adjoining areas while conserving the existing ones to achieve sustainable development in the community.

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